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Mino ware tea bowl

<p>Buff clay, reddish brown on part of surface on one side. String-cutting mark visible on trimmed foot rim. Yellow ash glaze, appearing olive-green where thick, stained brown in crackles, ending in beads. Inside of foot rim unglazed. On inside wall, single brown streak of iron; in bottom, pool of dark green glaze with opaque bluish &#8230;</p>

Tea bowl in Korean style, Karatsu ware

<p>Light brown clay, darkened on exposed surface. Clear glaze, gray-green and suffused with opalescent blue where thick. Glaze applied by dipping bowl three times, forming irregular outline around foot. Irregular patch of glaze on foot. Two gold lacquer repairs on lip and vertical crack.</p>


<p>Flower vase (hana-ike) of irregular shape with two bulbs at base and very uneven cylinder above. Flat foot with some glaze. Two square knob handles. Lacquer repairs and much paint on body. Clay: medium coarse, fired iron red where unglazed. Glaze: uneven cream and grayish color, crackled; some brownish, very uneven. Decoration: clay incised in &#8230;</p>

Karatsu ware ewer or freshwater jar

<p>Squat cylindrical pitcher with twisted rope handle and folded-over spout; lacquer cover. Karatsu ware. Style of Chosen garatsu. Clay: grayish stoneware, medium coarse, fired reddish brown where unglazed. Glaze: dark greenish brown flowing down over cream; iron-ash glaze and rice-straw ash glaze. Decoration: glaze pattern only.</p>

Mino ware tea bowl

<p>Buff clay. Foot trimmed in Jian-ware style. Ash glaze applied over iron slip, appearing golden brown edged with blackish brown; both glaze and slip ending evenly, well above foot; pool of blackish brown in bottom.</p>